Germany

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Black Forest - by Henk Nouws

If ever any country takes pride in its romantic legacy, it must be Germany. Put on your hiking boots and headphones and enter the realm of Wagner, Brahms and Schumann, walking through the land of Rhine and Danube, of traditional half-timbered houses, mighty castles and ancient taverns serving excellent food and wine. Most popular hiking destinations are the Black Forest in the southwest, Alsace-Lorraine on the border with France, Bavaria in the south, and forested Thüringen and Harz in central Germany. But there is more to explore. Try an autumn clad Swabian Alb for instance, or spring on the northern island of Rügen.

Not surprisingly, Germany counts over 200 long distance hiking trails, all waymarked and well documented. Walk any European long distance trail, except E2 and E7, and you will pass through Germany! Even if not spectacular in terms of altitude, the varying landscapes can be truly wild and offer wonderful panorama's.

On the negative side, bear in mind that Germany is a modern country. Forests and farmland are exploited efficiently and can be pretty boring.

There are no real difficulties and you can go any time of the year, but higher up snow can make walking difficult in wintertime (and create good opportunities for cross country skiing). Finding food and lodging is never an issue, as mountain huts, hotels, inns and private rooms (Zimmer frei) abound, as do campsites.

Interesting is the current tendency in the country to "certify" trails if they comply to a list of standards. The effect is that some trails get much more attention than other trails. They get the predicate "Premiumweg" or get elected the most beautiful trail of the country. Of course, this does NOT mean that other trails are less interesting. The effect, however, is that while new trails are created, old trails gradually disappear.

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Books

The Book Depository
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The Book Depository
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The Book Depository
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Müritz National Park - Waren - Plauer See - Neusterlitz K+F Outdoor Map 16
  • Müritz Lake - Neusterlitz area of eastern Germany’s lake district at 1:50,000 from Kümmerly+Frey in a series GPS compatible, double-sided maps printed on durable, waterproof and tear-resistant plastic paper; contoured, with hiking and cycle routes, other recreational activities, etc. An inset extends coverage to the Wolin Island in Poland.Maps... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Ausseerland - Ennstal - Tauplitz Kompass 68
  • Map No. 68, Ausseerland, from Kompass, printed on waterproof and tear-resistant synthetic paper in a series of walking maps of selected areas of Germany at 1:50,000, with hiking routes on a topographic base, various types of accommodation, recreational facilities, places of interest, etc. Kompass are Europe’s largest publishers of walking maps,... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Pfälzerwald (Palatinate Forest) 50K Kümmerly + Frey Map No. 24
  • Pfälzerwald, the Palatinate Forest south of Kaiserslautern, at 1:35,000 from Kümmerly+Frey in a series GPS compatible, double-sided maps printed on durable, waterproof and tear-resistant plastic paper; contoured, with hiking and cycle routes, other recreational activities, etc. Maps in this series are at a scale of either 1:50,000 or 1:35,000.... Read more
Stanfords
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  • Württemberg Winelands Cycle Route (360km) Bikeline Map/Guide
  • Württemberg Winelands Cycle Route, a 360-km long cycle trail from Rottenburg on the Neckar across the Tauber Valley to Niederstetten, presented by the Verlag Esterbauer in guide with maps at 1:50,000 showing the route and its variants. Extensive information is conveyed by symbols, indicating road surface, campsites and other accommodation,... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Fischland - Darß - Kühlungsborn 50K Kümmerly + Frey Map No. 13
  • Fischland - Darß - Kühlungsborn area along the Baltic coast of Germany at 1:50,000 from Kümmerly+Frey in a series GPS compatible, double-sided maps printed on durable, waterproof and tear-resistant plastic paper; contoured, with hiking and cycle routes, other recreational activities, etc.Maps in this series are at a scale of either 1:50,000 or... Read more
Bol.com
Netherlands
2011
  • WF5402 Fränkische Schweiz Kompass
  • Die schönsten Touren mit Top-Routenkarten und Höhenprofilen.De Kompass wandelgids + kaart geeft een overzicht van alle wandelroutes in het gebied met nauwkeurige routeaanwijzingen en hoogteaanduidingen, De extra grote kaart, schaal 1:35 000, is ideaal om van te voren uw route uit te stippelen en om onderweg te gebruiken • naast de bekende... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
2011
  • WF5402 Fränkische Schweiz Kompass
  • Die schönsten Touren mit Top-Routenkarten und Höhenprofilen.De Kompass wandelgids + kaart geeft een overzicht van alle wandelroutes in het gebied met nauwkeurige routeaanwijzingen en hoogteaanduidingen, De extra grote kaart, schaal 1:35 000, is ideaal om van te voren uw route uit te stippelen en om onderweg te gebruiken • naast de bekende... Read more
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  • Lübeck - Wismar 50K Kümmerly + Frey Map No. 12
  • Lübeck – Wismar area along the Baltic coast of Germany at 1:50,000 from Kümmerly+Frey in a series GPS compatible, double-sided maps printed on durable, waterproof and tear-resistant plastic paper; contoured, with hiking and cycle routes, other recreational activities, etc.Maps in this series are at a scale of either 1:50,000 or 1:35,000.... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Wandel Auf Dem Buchmarkt. Selfpublishing Im Kontext Verlegerischer Bemuhungen
  • Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2014 im Fachbereich Medien / Kommunikation - Journalismus, Publizistik, Note: 1,0, Johannes Gutenberg-Universitat Mainz (Buchwissenschaft), Veranstaltung: Seminar Verlagstypen, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Der Buchmarkt verandert sich. Die grossen Umsatze werden nicht mehr ausschliesslich in der Buchhandlung nebenan... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Wandel Auf Dem Buchmarkt. Selfpublishing Im Kontext Verlegerischer Bemuhungen
  • Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2014 im Fachbereich Medien / Kommunikation - Journalismus, Publizistik, Note: 1,0, Johannes Gutenberg-Universitat Mainz (Buchwissenschaft), Veranstaltung: Seminar Verlagstypen, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Der Buchmarkt verandert sich. Die grossen Umsatze werden nicht mehr ausschliesslich in der Buchhandlung nebenan... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2021
  • Wandelgids Oberlausitz | Rother Bergverlag
  • Uitstekende wandelgids met een groot aantal dagtochten in dal en hooggebergte. Met praktische informatie en beperkt kaartmateriaal! Wandelingen in verschillende zwaarte weergegeven in rood/blauw/zwart. 176 Seiten mit 80 Farbabbildungen 50 Höhenprofile, 50 Wanderkärtchen im Maßstab 1:50.000, eine Übersichtskarte Stille Wälder und malerische... Read more
Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Journalismus nach der Krise
  • Die deutsche Medienlandschaft befindet sich aufgrund wirtschaftlicher Veränderungen im Umbruch: Redaktionen werden umstrukturiert, zusammengelegt oder outgesourct; Verlage verkaufen nicht mehr nur Journalismus, sondern auch Computer, CDs und Reisen; Heuschrecken kommen und ziehen wieder weiter; die Grenzen zwischen Werbung und Journalismus... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Journalismus nach der Krise
  • Die deutsche Medienlandschaft befindet sich aufgrund wirtschaftlicher Veränderungen im Umbruch: Redaktionen werden umstrukturiert, zusammengelegt oder outgesourct; Verlage verkaufen nicht mehr nur Journalismus, sondern auch Computer, CDs und Reisen; Heuschrecken kommen und ziehen wieder weiter; die Grenzen zwischen Werbung und Journalismus... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2015
  • Reisgids Lüneburg entdecken und erleben | Edition Temmen
  • Leuke reisgids over dit specifieke deel van Duitsland. Veel informatieve tekst en praktische feiten. Nach nahezu 1000-jähriger Geschichte präsentiert sich die Stadt an der Ilmenau heute als moderne Universitätsstadt mit hoher Lebensqualität, die jährlich zahlreiche Touristen anzieht. Dieses illustrierte Reisehandbuch bietet kompakte und... Read more
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Maps

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  • Hochspessart - Aschaffenburg - Lohr - Wertheim K+F Outdoor Map 50
  • Hochspessart - Aschaffenburg - Lohr - Wertheim area of Germany at 1:35,000 from Kümmerly+Frey in a series GPS compatible, double-sided maps printed on durable, waterproof and tear-resistant plastic paper; contoured, with hiking and cycle routes, other recreational activities, etc.Maps in this series are at a scale of either 1:50,000 or... Read more
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The Book Depository
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  • Hannover 57
  • Hanover - Steinhuder Meer - Deister area in Germany at 1:50,000 from Kümmerly+Frey in a series GPS compatible, double-sided maps printed on durable, waterproof and tear-resistant plastic paper; contoured, with hiking and cycle routes, other recreational activities, etc.Maps in this series are at a scale of either 1:50,000 or 1:35,000. Contour... Read more
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  • Hanover - Steinhuder Meer - Deister K+F Outdoor Map 57
  • Hanover - Steinhuder Meer - Deister area in Germany at 1:50,000 from Kümmerly+Frey in a series GPS compatible, double-sided maps printed on durable, waterproof and tear-resistant plastic paper; contoured, with hiking and cycle routes, other recreational activities, etc.Maps in this series are at a scale of either 1:50,000 or 1:35,000. Contour... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart 57 Outdoorkarte Hannover | Kümmerly & Frey
  • Hanover - Steinhuder Meer - Deister area in Germany at 1:50,000 from Kümmerly+Frey in a series GPS compatible, double-sided maps printed on durable, waterproof and tear-resistant plastic paper; contoured, with hiking and cycle routes, other recreational activities, etc.Maps in this series are at a scale of either 1:50,000 or 1:35,000. Contour... Read more
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  • Upper Danube 53
  • Obere Donau - Baar - Donaueschingen area of south-western Germany at 1:35,000 from Kümmerly+Frey in a series GPS compatible, double-sided maps printed on durable, waterproof and tear-resistant plastic paper; contoured, with hiking and cycle routes, other recreational activities, etc.Maps in this series are at a scale of either 1:50,000 or... Read more
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Stanfords
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  • Obere Donau - Baar - Donaueschingen K+F Outdoor Map 53
  • Obere Donau - Baar - Donaueschingen area of south-western Germany at 1:35,000 from Kümmerly+Frey in a series GPS compatible, double-sided maps printed on durable, waterproof and tear-resistant plastic paper; contoured, with hiking and cycle routes, other recreational activities, etc.Maps in this series are at a scale of either 1:50,000 or... Read more
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Stanfords
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  • Bohemian Forest - Mühlviertel - Lipno Dam F&B WK262
  • Bohemian Forest - Mühlviertel - Moldau/Vltava Reservoir area straddling the border of Austria, Czech Republic and Germany presented at 1:50,000 in a series of contoured and GPS compatible outdoor leisure map from Freytag & Berndt with hiking and cycling routes, mountain huts, campsites and youth hostels, local bus stops, plus other tourist... Read more
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  • Münsterland Ost - Beckumer Berge 50K Kümmerly + Frey Map No. 59
  • Münsterland Ost - Beckumer Berge area in Germany at 1:50,000 from Kümmerly+Frey in a series GPS compatible, double-sided maps printed on durable, waterproof and tear-resistant plastic paper; contoured, with hiking and cycle routes, other recreational activities, etc.Maps in this series are at a scale of either 1:50,000 or 1:35,000. Contour... Read more
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  • Wismar - Klützer Winkel
  • Wismar - Klützer Winkel area of northern Germany on a detailed, GPS compatible map at 1:50,000 from Kompass with local and long-distance footpaths, cycling routes, accommodation, etc, printed on durable, waterproof and tear-resistant synthetic paper.KOMPASS HIKING & RECREATIONAL MAPS: this title is part of an extensive series covering Austria,... Read more
Stanfords
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  • Upper Danube Regional Park: Albstadt - Tuttlingen - Sigmaringen
  • Upper Danube Regional Park: Albstadt - Tuttlingen - Sigmaringen area of Baden-Württemberg on a detailed, GPS compatible map at 1:50,000 from Kompass with local and long-distance footpaths, cycling routes, accommodation, etc, printed on durable, waterproof and tear-resistant synthetic paper.KOMPASS HIKING & RECREATIONAL MAPS: this title is part... Read more
Stanfords
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  • Saar-Hunsrück Nature Park (2-map set)
  • Saar-Hunsrück Nature Park on a set of two GPS compatible, topographic recreational maps at 1:50,000 from the survey organizations of Rhineland-Palatinate and Saarland with cartography identical to the standard topographic survey of Germany but with additional extensive overprint highlighting local and long-distance hiking trails, cycle routes,... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Hesse Railways Cycle Tours (340km) Bikeline Map/Guide
  • Hesse Railways Cycle Tours, 340 kms of cycle routes and tours along the disused railway lines of Hesse, north-east of Frankfurt, presented by the Verlag Esterbauer in guide with maps at 1:50,000 showing the route and its variants. Extensive information is conveyed by symbols, indicating road surface, campsites and other accommodation, repair... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • North Sea Coast Cycle Route 1 - Rotterdam to Leer Bikeline Map-Guide
  • The North Sea Cycle Route Part 1 – a 455-km long section from Rotterdam to Lear presented by Verlag Esterbauer in a guide with maps at 1:75,000 showing the route and its variants. Extensive information is conveyed by symbols, indicating road surface, campsites and other accommodation, repair workshops, recreational facilities, places of... Read more
Stanfords
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  • Frankfurt am Main F&B
  • Indexed street map of Frankfurt am Main at 1:20,000 from Freytag & Berndt with an enlargement of the Sachsenhausen area at 1:10,000. Mapping is bright, colourful and clear, with one-way streets shown, as well as the U-bahn, S-bahn, bus and tram networks with stops clearly indicated.Points of interest such as St. Bartholomeus’ Cathedral, the... Read more
Stanfords
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  • Inn Cycle Route 2 - Innsbruck to Passau Bikeline Map-Guide
  • The Inn Cycle Route Part 2, a 310-km long section from Innsbruck to the Danube at Passau where it joins the EuroVelo 6 / Danube Cycle Route, presented by the Verlag Esterbauer in guide with maps at 1:50,000 showing the route and its variants. Extensive information is conveyed by symbols, indicating road surface, campsites and other... Read more
Stanfords
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  • Lahr –Rheinauen – Taubergießen - Kinzigtal
  • Lahr –Rheinauen – Taubergießen – Kinzigtal area of central Black Forest on a detailed, GPS compatible map at 1:25,000 from Kompass with local and long-distance footpaths, cycling routes, accommodation, etc, printed on durable, waterproof and tear-resistant synthetic paper.KOMPASS HIKING & RECREATIONAL MAPS: this title is part of an extensive... Read more
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